On September 13, Cieza PSOE met at the Cultural Hall of CajaMurcia representatives of trade unions, parents / mothers and students in a talk to discuss the situation with which we bring to the course start Region.
In the talk-talk, the different sectors of the educational community patent left fears that starts with the beginning of the year due to the severe cuts being implemented by the popular party in education.
Before hundreds of attendees, the coordinator of the education sector PSRM, Maria Ramos, was tasked to present the act, and in the intervening; Antonio Francisco Ferrandez (FETE) DiegoFernández (CCOO), José Escamez (STERM) , Paqui Lopez (FAPA) and Maria Rodriguez (FEMAE) who agreed that the key is to stay united and together vindicate rights that had been consolidated and that the PP governments are eliminating.
The three unions represented, (FETE, CCOO and STERM) say they are more united than ever in the stubborn defense of public education, and noted the difficulties they will encounter the Centers during the school year, such as covering resources substitutions own during the first 10 days, to survive with a debt of 40% of the 2011 budget and only 35% in 2012, lower template that is worse in secondary, the situation of the 176 secondary teachers target expectation and reduced budget as grants both dining aid of books, situations that inevitably will result in the quality of education.
In turn, Paqui Lopez and Maria Rodriguez, highlighted the difficulties that families and students will find this school year with the increase in VAT from 4 to 21% in school supplies, lower dining scholarships, lack of support , rising tuition fees, etc.
All participants expressed concern to the existence of many students who have been unable to fill the bag and will face without books or course materials since these measures affect families with fewer resources.
Finally, concludes the press release from the PSOE again reiterate our defense of public education, and our opposition to the policies of the PP that undermine equality of opportunity and seek to dismantle the welfare state.
Source: PSOE Cieza